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Bermuda

Self-governing British Overseas Territory.

Own laws

Yes

Extension

Patents: In addition to local registrations, if you apply for a patent based on an existing United Kingdom (UK) patent, within 3 years of UK date of issue, registration will normally be granted. The patent will expire with UK patent.

EP(UK): If you apply for a patent based on an existing EP(UK) patent, within 3 years of UK date of issue, registration will normally be granted. The patent will expire with EP(UK) patent.

Trade marks: In addition to local registration, you may also apply for a registration based on a UK trade mark. Applications can be at any time during the life of the UK trade mark and will expire with UK trade mark. Marks registered in the UK can be used in support of a claim to distinctiveness. Community trade marks (CTM's) and registrations under the Madrid Protocol designating the United Kingdom do not have effect in Bermuda at present but work is in hand on a revised law.

Designs: In addition to local registrations, UK registrations are automatically extended.

Conventions

No information

Administration

Registrar General
Government Administration Building
30 Parliament Street
Hamilton
Bermuda
HM12

Tel: (441) 295 - 5151
Fax: (441) 292 - 4568